Course Title:現代編碼技術 (Modern Coding Technology)

Instructor:韓永祥 (Yunghsiang S. Han)

Course goalTo teach students coding scheme using in communication applications

Final grademidterm project: 40%, final project: 40%, attendance rate: 20%


A set of lecture notes will be provided on my personal website. You may obtain the newest version of the lecture notes from The following is a list of recommended references:

1. Channel Coding for Telecommunications, Martin Bossert, John Wiley & Sons, 1999.

2. Turbo Codes — Principles and Applications, B. Vucetic and J. Yuan, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000.

3. Error-Control Coding for Data Networks, I. S. Reed and X. Chen, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1999.


Students’final grades for this course are based on their performances in midterm project reports , final project reports on problems in the coding theory research area, and up to 30-minute oral presentations on their reports. Students will be asked to attend every lecture in order to learn the advance topics of decoding.


Outline of lectures

1.        Soft-decision decoding for linear block codes

2.        Low density parity-check codes

3.        Introduction to convolutional codes

4.        Sequential decoding of binary convolutional codes

5.        Turbo decoding

Lecture notes


Soft Decision Decoding of Binary Linear Block Codes (pdf file)


Low Density Parity-Check codes (pdf file) 


Introduction to Convolutional Codes (pdf file)


Sequential Decoding of Binary Convolutional Codes (pdf file)


Turbo Decoding (pdf file)


Office Hour: 1:30-2:30 Wednesday and 11:00-12:00 Thursday


Last Updated: 2/15/2012